A Royal Commemorative Snuff Bottle - 1975

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 12, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

A Moulded Porcelain Queen Elizabeth II
Commemorative Snuff Bottle
1975
Produced by The Snuff Bottle Society as a porcelain replica of the jade bottle presented to Queen Elizabeth II in 1975.
The Society had acquired a fine 19th century bottle and had the surfaces re-carved with, on one side a likeness of the Queen, and on the other the face of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The bottle was presented to the Queen as a momento of her visit to Hong Kong in 1975, at the time the first of a reigning monarch to the Colony of Hong Kong.
These replica bottles were produced in a limited quantity as copies of the original, for sale to Society members.
Also included amongst the images are definitions of the calligraphy applied to the original.
Perfect - all good
Height 2 1/2" ( 6.3 cm ) including stopper
PROVENANCE; Michael & Elizabeth Kaynes, Provincial auction house sale, United Kingdom, March 2008.
'Michael and Elizabeth Kaynes are amongst the most highly regarded of snuff bottle collectors and their contribution to the study and understanding of these items is recognised by all those involved in the snuff bottle world today. Michael worked in Hong Kong from 1962 and was ideally placed to take advantage of the ready supply of snuff bottles in Hong Kong at this time.' notes taken from the original sale catalo
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